A police post located on Olayiwola Close, in the Oregun area of Ikeja, Lagos State, has been set ablaze on Monday morning by irate youths.
As of the time of filing this report, the motivation behind the attack could not be ascertained but PUNCH gathered that the policeman, who sustained an injury in the head, was rushed to the emergency centre at the toll gate along the Lagos Ibadan Expressway for prompt treatment.
It was learnt that while the station was on fire, officials of the Lagos State Fire Service were contacted and mobilised to the scene to salvage the situation.
The fire was put out but part of the building of the police post was affected. However, no weapon was stolen.
Confirming the attack, the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, when contacted, said an investigation into the case had commenced, adding that “no suspect had been arrested.”